Emotionally Focused Therapists in San Francisco, CA

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Zena Vevaina
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified
I also practice Emotionally Focused Therapy, which focuses on how you interact in your current primary relationships and teaches you how to unravel the dance you have with your intimate partner, parent or child.
Hi and Welcome! I would like to offer my hand in your journey. Oftentimes, people seek therapy when they are in a crisis such as a challenge in marriage, infidelity, difficulty with an adolescent, a transition, depression, anxiety, psychosis or addiction. Sometimes people seek therapy when they need someone to help them reframe an issue or have a different perspective. I value and respect each individual I work with. I work with Adults, Children, Adolescents, Couples and Families using many different theoretical approaches tailored to match your unique needs and personality.
(415) 799-5457 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Whitney Richards
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
You work hard, but your to-do list, obligations, and responsibilities are constantly swimming in your head and you’re unsure when life is going to feel easier, let alone more content or playful. When you’re stressed and worried, you’re especially hard on yourself and it’s difficult to conjure up self-compassion for the part of you that is having a difficult time. Being an adult can suck. Your feeling of being overwhelmed is also impacting your relationships with others. You want to communicate in a calm and direct way, but you don't know how in the heat of the moment.
(628) 212-6769 
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San Francisco, CA 94122
Offers online therapy
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Sarah Dunn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
I have advanced training in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Mindfulness and Compassion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
There are many things that draw us to therapy. Some arrive struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or career uncertainty. Others have difficulty managing  the roller coaster of emotions inherent in the peri- and postpartum experience, while some simply want a space to engage in deeper reflection. Whatever your goals and challenges, I welcome the opportunity to see whether I may be a good fit for your journey.
(628) 200-3716 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Sean Riley
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I am trained in traditional and modern therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and individuals.
Please visit DrRileyPsychotherapy.com to schedule your first appointment. I've specialized in individual and couples therapy for 20 years. Regardless of whether you're new to therapy or not, I will help the process go smoothly so we can get to work on your concerns. Psychotherapy is a collaborative effort between myself and my clients. I consider the free consultation and our initial sessions an opportunity for us to consider if working together is a good fit. My style is engaging and interactive, and I help clients achieve their goals through a variety of empirically-validated methods.
(415) 688-2401 
San Francisco, CA 94114
Offers online therapy
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Heather Lazzaretti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
I use therapeutic strategies pulled from Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Family Systems, and integrate several psychodynamic approaches that best align with your goals.
Starting therapy can feel daunting, so take a moment to acknowledge that you have come this far in recognizing psychotherapy may be a helpful approach for you. Therapy requires self reflection, an open heart, and a curious mind into learning about ourselves and the way in which we interact with the world and those around us. Although it may be daunting, it is incredibly rewarding to unpack and understand what is getting in the way of happiness, growth, intimacy, and self-compassion.
(415) 594-4110 
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San Francisco, CA 94123
Offers online therapy
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Valerie Crawford
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I am an ICEEFT-Certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.
I work with my clients in a supportive and engaged way to achieve real personal growth and confidence. I help clients heal anxiety, depression, and relationship struggles and unhealthy patterns. I believe we all have within us what we need to flourish -- a nurturing therapeutic relationship can unlock your capacity to heal and thrive. With the support you've been longing for, you can feel better and more confident, more connected in your relationships, and be more successful. I use a variety of evidence-based approaches, depending on clients' needs. My orientation is relational, experiential, based in brain science.
(415) 390-2872 
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San Francisco, CA 94117
Offers online therapy
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Paola Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My therapy style is collaborative, flexible, and empathic. I strive to create a safe and compassionate environment for clients in order to foster self-empowerment, healing, and growth. I work from a trauma informed and strength-based approach, integrating other evidence-based approaches such as, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(415) 358-1568 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Ephrat Shapiro
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
I am trained in Hakomi, mindfulness-centered somatic psychotherapy, EFT ( Emotionally focused therapy) for couples and Somatic Experiencing (SE).
I am curious about the inner stories that make people who they are. I became more in touch with my inner story after being pushed towards therapy by challenges I faced in my own life. Through therapy, I learned that old beliefs are like knots, and therapy can help you untangle them. The key to understanding my inner story was to pay attention to the wisdom of the body. Our bodies can communicate things that our mind does not know; getting in touch with this knowledge helps us become aware of our emotions.
(415) 484-0193 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Jay M Seiff-Haron
Psychologist, PsyD, MBA
Verified
Stress wearing you down? I am certified in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an empirically validated model for helping couples and families to turn conflicts into opportunities for connection. I also employ both EMDR and IFS (Internal Family Systems) with individuals, have worked extensively with cultural differences at home and professionally, and am a custody evaluator. I specialize in working with interracial, interfaith or LGBT families, as well as parenting and services for children ages 1-7. My practice is poly-friendly and has a social justice orientation.
(415) 574-0973 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Simran Bhatia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
I specialize in grief, depression, anxiety, personal growth, and relationship issues. My approach is collaborative, warm, and a little playful. I have completed trainings in CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. That said, the person always comes first and my immediate goal is to make sure you feel heard and understood by me.
(415) 965-0716 
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers online therapy
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Ilona Hrebennikova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MEd, MA
Verified
I am trained in EFT ( Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), RLT (Relational Life Therapy), Gottman Method and Hakomi.
Are you struggling with relationships? Are you having the same fight with your partner over and over? Have you lost the emotional connection you used to have? Do you find yourself trapped in similar relationship dynamics in most of your relationships and feel helpless to change those negative patterns? Intimate relationships touch our deepest relational wounds. That's why we can be overwhelmed with the pain they bring and often, at points, feel like giving up. When attended to with gentleness and compassion these wounds can heal and we can experience a new level of connection and love - one which we couldn't have imagined.
(415) 212-9993 
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San Francisco, CA 94102
Offers online therapy
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Sharon Epel
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS
Verified
If you're feeling unhappy in your relationships and life, dissatisfied, scared, or stuck, I can help guide you towards greater well-being. I will offer you practical real-world tools and real insight to help you figure out not just what you need to be happier and more fulfilled, but how to get there. By the end of each session, I aim to help you feel that you've learned something about yourself or your relationships, and that you're leaving with new approaches or ideas to try in your life. I work with individuals, couples, parents, and teens, offering support, skills and insight to navigate life transitions and relationships.
(415) 858-1939 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
Offers online therapy
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Terrence Higgins
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified
Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Process-Oriented Psychology and 45-years of mindfulness practice all inform my approach.
Frustrated? Feel you are getting nowhere in your efforts to fix some emotional snag? Feel you are caught in a loop that has left you depressed or anxious? Maybe both? I help individuals and couples work through their rough patches. By using proven methods based on research I have helped resolve many issues without lengthy treatment. Being empathically present with clients to ensure their safety and comfort is a core value for me. All lifestyles and cultural backgrounds are welcomed in my practice. In addition to California clients, I am also licensed for televideo sessions in New Mexico and Florida.
(415) 767-1346 
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San Francisco, CA 94118
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Robert I Burns
MDiv, BCPC
Bob Burns has counseled couples and individuals for decades as a pastor, often in cross-cultural settings. Today Bob continues to do this in his private practice. Professional Pastoral Counseling combines proven reparative approaches, spiritual insights and intercessory prayer. The emphasis will be on discovering your strengths and empowering you to live life as God intended. Bob is a Certified "Prepare-Enrich" and SYMBIS Facilitator. Both Prepare-Enrich and SYMBIS are used for relationship counseling, premarital counseling, and marriage enrichment. Bob is a trained Gottman "Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work", Educator. Gottman's seven principles are proven, research-based tools for making marriage work.
(415) 360-1120 
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San Francisco, CA 94127
Offers online therapy
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Robyn Bloom
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
I am trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Attachment, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Somatic Experiencing .
Are you feeling anxious, depressed or stuck? Are you struggling with emotional wounds that are holding you back from living the life you truly want for yourself? Are you satisfied in your most important relationships? When life throws you challenges it may seem impossible to go it alone. Therapy is a healthy and interactive dialogue that can help you achieve your goals and gain a greater sense of self-acceptance and acceptance of others. My style is warm, non-judgmental and curious.
(415) 795-2957 
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San Francisco, CA 94105
Offers online therapy
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Peter J Sadler
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Do you feel stuck in a cycle of arguments and blame in your relationship? Suffering over a painful breakup or the discovery of an affair? Preparing to grow your family or become empty nesters? Are you searching for the closeness and intimacy you once shared with your partner? Together in therapy I can help you traverse these difficult relationship situations, and move toward a more connected and vibrant way of life. My approach to working with couples is guided by years of specialized training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy which is focused on helping couples shift their patterns of communication and deepen their connection.
(415) 226-4116 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
Offers online therapy
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Johanna Svedberg
Marriage & Family Therapist, BS, MA, LMFT
Verified
My work is eclectic and is primarily informed by; Psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.
I work with individuals and couples struggling with unhealthy recurrent patterns within themselves and in relationships. I believe therapy can be a powerful opportunity for people to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and make meaning of their past experiences. Being stuck with deep seated patterns often continue to cause us pain and suffering and my hope is to be able to create a safe warm environment for people to explore what aspects of their past may be getting in the way of their present and future. I work in a collaborative fashion, hoping to help people find their truth.
(510) 587-9179 
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San Francisco, CA 94104
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Rebecca Wrangham
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA
Verified
Psychotherapy can be helpful when you are struggling and need help. We can work together, collaboratively, in a warm and supportive environment to discover patterns that you may be repeating and outdated beliefs about yourself. I work with depression, anxiety, relationships (all kinds - family, gay, straight, married or not), women's issues, self-esteem problems, and grief and loss issues. I use a relational, psycho-dynamic approach with individuals and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy with couples. I help my clients live their best life.
(415) 682-6188 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Riley Jana Morgan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, AMFT
Verified
Life presents many challenges that may feel overwhelming. And now, you or your teen may be experiencing anxiety, sadness, and uncertainty. Together we can work through these distressing moments, allowing you to feel safe, supported, and heard with compassion. Wouldn't it be nice to just breathe easy and feel relaxed? Anxiety and stress, depression, or borderline personality disorder can be challenging in the best of times, but the last few years have compounded these difficulties. Moreover, anxiety and depression lie. They tell you that you cannot engage productively in life. I provide therapy solutions to overcome this deception.
(714) 696-8840 
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San Francisco, CA 94115
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Smitha Gandra
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
My expertise is in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Psychoanalytic Theory.
Are you struggling with a transition or major life decision? Do you feel stuck, unable to process or move past difficult events? Talking to a supportive, neutral third party can help. I specialize in working with people going through life transitions, both individually and as part of a relationship. I can provide a safe environment for us to explore how and why you got to this point in your life, and help you put together a plan to move forward.
(415) 527-3905 
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San Francisco, CA 94114
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Emotionally Focused Therapists
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy that helps clients identify their emotions, learn to explore and experience them, to understand them and then to manage them. San Francisco Emotionally Focused Therapy embraces the idea that emotions can be changed, first by arriving at or 'living' the maladaptive emotion (e.g. loss, fear or shame) in session, and then learning to transform it. Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples seeks to break the negative emotion cycles within relationships, emphasizing the importance of the attachment bond between couples, and how nurturing of the attachment bonds and an empathetic understanding of each others emotions can break the cycles. Check these San Francisco Emotionally Focused Therapy professionals for individual or Emotionally Focused couples therapy in San Francisco